Welcome to my motherland and ancestral city!one really has to choose his neighbourhood carefully in Bogotá. Some places are dark... Medellin is not safe but Bogotá feels even worse. Some places I feel like I could get myself stabbed over 10 000 pesos.
Ah, a connoisseur of Jewish music?We had a hard time finding bars that played reggaeton
Ranchera is the real stuff!the locals really like popular and ranchera music
Petro has a feminist as a running mate. He is literally stupider than Chavez. Which is why the powers that be are ok with him running, a worldwide energy crisis is what the banking families want.hopefully Petro doesn’t win because that dude will be out of a job, along with many locals.
We've been replicating others since Bolivar instead of looking at our forefathers of Old Spain and Nueva Granada. Bogota was the 2nd most important city in the empire, 2nd to Mexico City.As Colombia is a developing multicultural country we don't know exactly who we are but we know for sure that we're not doing well. I learned the term in this forum, Colonial Mentality. ''Everything the U.S or Europe does must be a good idea so we should imitate them''. That includes politics, fashion, culture, etc. For instance, the Election debates are centered around whether printing lots of money is good or not because the US does it, or whether we can implement huge social welfare programs because the Nordic countries and Canada do it, or if we should stop Oil production immediately and switch to Solar because Europe is doing it. It's chaotic to be honest. Whenever people say they like 'Latin' or 'Colombian culture', I wonder which of them all.
I don’t know how to dance to ranchera amigoAh, a connoisseur of Jewish music?
Ranchera is the real stuff!
Petro has a feminist as a running mate. He is literally stupider than Chavez. Which is why the powers that be are ok with him running, a worldwide energy crisis is what the banking families want.
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I went on a road trip to Villavicencio in March, it was my first time every passing through the autopista through the south and the notorious Ciudad Bolivar area of Bogota. It’s like another world down there, very poor and ghetto, we pulled over to gas up in my buddy’s late model Benz and I was a bit nervous but it wasn’t a big deal, a beggar asked us for money but we didn’t have any, he did the typical “ok no problem, may God bless you, have a wonderful weekend.” Colombian bums are much more civilized than the meth head tweakers in North America.
Villavicencio is kinda lame but I also kinda liked it because it’s like Texas or Alberta down there, lots of cattle and oil. We had a hard time finding bars that played reggaeton, the locals really like popular and ranchera music which is basically their version of country music. We met some girls who came to a couple of different bars with us, they were very friendly but also conservative, nice chicas. Also, I met a guy in my hotel elevator in blue coveralls with the name of an oil drilling company I recognized, he ended up being from Alberta, down there drilling for oil, hopefully Petro doesn’t win because that dude will be out of a job, along with many locals.
My "old lady" (was 18 when I met her) is from Villavicencio. I met her in Cartagena though.... I was playing frisbee on the beach with another RVF fellow and saw her and her friend taking some pics at the lifeguard stand so I tossed her the frisbee. She stayed and played a bit then we invited them over later to chill. She came over right as my steak dinner came (I was hoping to eat it before the girls arrived but it ran late) so I asked if she wanted to share the food and she said yes. Then after we finished she got up and washed the plate and silverware. She ended up falling asleep on the couch that night and the next day we canceled her flight back to Villavicencio and she ended up living with me for 6 weeks. She then visited me briefly when I was in Barranquilla... and around the first of the year I flew her here to Panama for three months (thats all she is allowed with the visa) I am going to fly her back next week or so because you have to leave Panama for 30 days to reset you time. As soon as my residency here goes through I will try to get her residency as well.....
As an outsider gringo who spent all of 2 weeks there, I agree. As flawed as Colombia is, there is something special about it. It really should emphasize and embrace its Spanish Catholic roots. Basically, be a better Spain with less European globohomo and more Catholicism.We've been replicating others since Bolivar instead of looking at our forefathers of Old Spain and Nueva Granada. Bogota was the 2nd most important city in the empire, 2nd to Mexico City.
Our culture/society won't function again until we give up trying to impose enlightenment liberal democracy of English or French variety on a people who still have some remnant of a catholic worldview.
Our ancestors exchanged real culture and an ordered society for chaos by copying America in the Revolution. The last 200 years has been nothing but disaster.
I wish it was the norm. I got called a ladrón americano in a similar situation 2 weeks ago.a beggar asked us for money but we didn’t have any, he did the typical “ok no problem, may God bless you, have a wonderful weekend.” Colombian bums are much more civilized than the
I agree with you. My point was that poverty doesn't always produce a normalisation of violence and theft. Cultural factors are keySame with India, apples and oranges dude. Colombia literally has Southern Africa levels of inequality and an extremely violent history and culture.
As a fellow South American, all of you have insufferable annoying accents all around. Way too high-pitched and whinyCosteño Spanish is awful, I can't stand it, maybe only high-class Barranquillero accent is bearable, the rest of accents from the Coast reminds me of when I try to understand Ebonics in English.
Under 300 years of monarchy there was internal peace and low inequality, compared to the rest of Western Europe.Colombia literally has Southern Africa levels of inequality and an extremely violent history and culture.
A lot of our accents are annoying, low-income rolo, boyaco y pastuso are unbearable as well as they are as you claim, high-pitched. The only ones I like are moderate Bogotano and Paisa. In Latam I only like the Argentinian, I'd rather watch series and stuff in English. Cheers man, wherever you're from.As a fellow South American, all of you have insufferable annoying accents all around. Way too high-pitched and whiny